As inclusive Anglicans representing what many call the 'orthodox centre' in the church have been meeting in a major gathering called Drenched in Grace, concern has been expressed that the Archbishop of Canterbury is giving in to pressure from hardliners.
The first Inclusive Church conference opened at the Hayes Conference Centre in Derbyshire today (Thursday) with an attack on the damage done by the growing tendency to exclude, within the Anglican church.
The Christian think tank Ekklesia has renewed its call for the repeal of the UK's archaic blasphemy law, in the wake of an attempt by an individual to seek judicial review in the High Court to bring private prosecution against the BBC for broadcasting 'Jerry Springer - The Opera'.
Christian Aid and some 40 other development and human rights organisations are warning world leaders attending the Middle East conference in Annapolis of the dangers of ignoring the humanitarian and political crisis in Gaza.
The International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations has asked the Israeli government to investigate the circumstances surrounding a group of Austrian Catholic clergy recently prevented from paying respects at the Western Wall.